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visit is too long, not to renew a friendship to this city which has been historic friendship and one of the most dynamic sister city relationships that we have, i noticed in our room we have other numbers of our other sister cities, manila and gosh, there's so many, cork, and other regions that also -- and our other council generals that are here today, thank you so much for coming and frn council blats for enjoying this moment, there is a lot to be gained by our sister city and especially with paris, i was informing the mayor of my first trip to paris, it's been my only trip which is why i have to go officially, but that was 1969 was my very first trip to pear ris as a high school student, as a high school choir of high school in seattle, we raised money all yearlong for us to go, i got to visit the jazz club along the river and then i got to hear for the very first time stevie wonder saying my shari amor in paris, look it up, that's why of course mayor dell way has invited me to be making my first official visit some time next year and certainly charlotte and tom and others have ju
and if i can satisfy them and they stay in the city, the tech companis will stay in the city. >> any other points that you want to talk about? >> sf city is our citizens initiative for technology and innovation. that is what i call the technology chamber of commerce and we have over 300 companies now that are members. they are helping us figure out how to make sure that the companies are here, comfortably, but also how we train the new workforce to continue this fantastic growth in employment with the technology companies. >> and these companies are paying? >> oh, yes. >> who are the most helpful companies that you have found here? >> oh, gosh, there are so many of them. i was, for example, jawbone is one of the members and they stepped up along with all the members, all the major members of city this summer to help me create over 5,000 jobs for kids. >> child labor? >> no, summer-pay internships. >> not like 6 years old building iphones. >> these were high school and college graduates, but they are all looking for jobs and they want to be exposed to this wonderful world of techno
the toughest issues facing the city. welcome, supervisor. thank you for joining us. let's start by talking about your background -- where you grew up, what kinds of jobs you have work. supervisor chu: my parents immigrated to the united states about 30 years ago, and i would say that is probably the most formative part of my background. growing up in an immigrant family, you learn many things. my parents raised me in southern california, and i grew up in the restaurant business. they had a small restaurant at the time, and i was there every weekend, working -- well, not working, eating. having a fried egg roll, wanton, something good. it taught me the value of working hard and what it meant to be part of a small business, a small business -- a small business, small family, and an immigrant family at that. really being impacted by the los angeles riots, when that occurred, put me on the path toward public policy and understanding what it meant to have opportunities and not have opportunities in our various communities. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? supervisor chu: i came t
compliance is up. the violence is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible. certainly, alcohol always played a role as well as the age of the patrons, and on and on. again, please give us a chance to further develop the trust that we have been b
at it, we're putting in place an awful lot of things that shape what our city looks like in the future, how our city operates, how we interact with our city. as i started to think about that, i thought, you know, the number of major infrastructure projects going on in our immediate region now are probably -- there are probably more dollars and energy going into that than any time since bart was put through the city. you have the eastern span of the bay bridge. you have the transbay terminal. you have the central subway project. you have the improvement realignment of doyle drive. all of these things are part of the hard wiring of our city that is going to influence the way in which we all interact with it. over the last, say, five to ten years, we have watched as development and interest and people have moved south of market, into mission bay, below that we now that is continuing and we now have projects on the table like the pier 70 project, which ten years ago no one would have thought was a viable mixed-use project, because nobody went there. and that part of it is no longer true.
to city hall. thank you for joining us. thank you for coming out. i want to thank members of the board of supervisors. i want to thank them for being here in this joint recognition of our commissioners and members of 14 different bodies that will be appointed today to committees and commissions. i want to thank all the friends and family for joining us. let me say how excited i am this past week, i have been watching a certain convention. next week, we will have an even more exciting convention to watch. it is of course, in the spirit of the expected national, regional, and state elections we are preparing for. it is also a reminder of the importance of our civic duty and all the different departments we have created. public engagement is extremely important to the way we run government in san francisco. it has always been about public engagement. we need the last bodies come a different viewpoints, different economic classics -- classes, ethnicities, and regions of the city to be well-represented on everything we do because that is what makes our city great. it is that the verse you p
street. the city had encouraged us to do so, too, as they were very much interested in revitalizing market, 6th and market, which is essentially part of the tenderloin. we thought there were a lot of opportunities there. we know something about making urban environments vital. given the present political move, people are open to new ideas. that is true across the country. our burners are being asked to come into centers of various cities for aetna. -- right now. whehowever, as soon as things gt better, they are escorted out. but we might begin to break that cycle. it is just wonderful to walk out on the street and see the world walking by. >> are you giving the twitter deal? >> yes, we are. we just founded a new nonprofit. black rock arts foundation, which is dedicated to spreading interactive, a collaborative art throughout the world. now we have founded but we call the burning and project. -- what we call the burning man project. it eventually leads to the event itself. this is a wonderful opportunity. the thing about burning man, when you look at the variety of people that go the
's city government. 78% say tourism makes san francisco a better place to live. 80% say that san francisco has a healthy balance of tourists and resident activity and 78% believe it's important to update and modernize the moscone center. that 78% is similar to the numbers that we heard for support of the arena. why expand? interestingly moscone is probably the most successful convention center in the united states. it's not the largest. but persquare foot, it's the most utilized. per square foot it generated the most hotel nights and most revenue of any convention center in the united states. so it's very significant in terms of economic impact. it's basically full-year round. a lost our groups are outgrowing it and need more space in order to stay in town and this benefits not only the tourist sector, but the business sector. it's no coincide that the apple 5 was unveiled there this week or oracle is having their meeting next week. it's the best way to generate more business. the economic impact of the center is significant. we have calculated that we have lost $2 billion in spending be
out what they were looking for in collaborative, interactive work environments. and bringing the city into those work environments, and the connection and the need for amenities like cultural amenities and the arts and food and all of those kinds of things. and so instead of it being design professionals and people in the real estate industry sort of imposing on the world what they think the world wants, it is sort of coming the other direction. if that is, in fact, a new trend, i was not the only person who left that room sort of saying, gee, i feel old, you know? in terms of this is a whole new way in which we're going to now be doing our business in the real estate industry? and i think today's speakers are going to focus on various parts of all of that. and i think that is a large part of what makes san francisco such an exciting environment now. so thank you everybody. [ applause ] >> thank you and thanks again to shephard mullen. so i'm not going to take a lot of time with the mayor's introduction, because i want to give him all the time and i know he has a busy schedule, but
believe you go across the entire city above and beyond and you have done a lot of volunteering of your time. i'm sure you have done this a lot. i just want to say thank you for your service. it is really important. we rely a lot on you in the city. there should be more of you in terms of doing what you are doing so thank you. >> i think you are right. should be more of me but unfortunately there's only one of me and the entire san francisco say also can't find another one, even in sfpd or the d.a.'s office. >> can i just say that one thing that really angers me about these scams is many seniors are really isolated and don't have a younger person to talk with them about being careful, so they are so isolated that they don't talk to others. i'm hoping sf safe or the senior organizations and many community-based groups can do more to reduce that isolation for many older folks. but i think that is a broader issue than what law enforcement can deal with but i see that targeting vulnerable that are most isolated is what many criminals do. >> another thing is, a serious lack of knowledge in t
go; at some point it should be based on the policies of the cities themselves. some points are based where growth wants to go based on economics. all of those are being considered; it is not a clear model per se, but all of those things are considered by the region at any given time. where companies want to be, all those things that economies you as well as our own policies to entice growth. >> that implies to me this kind of hybrid, taking into account what we think will happen but also some direction because i know is that the projections were high in the santa clara county which actually is more auto centric, more spread out; it seems that would be counter intuitive considering senate bill 375. >> when you dig down to santa clara in general, oakland, san francisco san jose are taking on a substantial part of the growth. the region came up with a few scenarios and one is that they were all kind of anti-sprawl; some more center focus in others. most of the growth in santa clara will happen in san jose. also in the process we have been coordinating with the cities of oakland and sa
] the city of san francisco has, one of them being your district, actually, last month, chair kim. and one of the things that i'm learning is how much the immigrant community is unaware of what options and what possibilities and what [speaker not understood] that they have in the city of san francisco, that they don't always have to be afraid. that there is language access and they can access it. and what we as commission can do is expose them and let them know in our own communities. i know the [speaker not understood] community isn't as aware of what the city can offer them and i think that's just the very beginning of what we're doing. but the commission in the last two years that i've been under chair and now chair haile has progressed a lot tremendously over the last two years. and i think being a part of it, i feel that we are available for the immigrant community. and as was stated earlier, we're just moving forward at this time and i like the work that's being done and i'd like the work to continue at this point. thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. thank you for being here today
in the city. i want to thank you for coming to this because it shows that you really care. i want to ask you a question. some of then transfers for an eatery that serves beer and wine to patrons, when someone wants to transfer or someone else wants to buy the license, if it says on there now live music or no entertainment, and the new person that -- no live music or no entertainment, and the new person that purchases it, they want to modify the conditions. they realize if a petition to modify the conditions, they run the risk of maybe not having the license transfer to them should the modifications be declined. some of these laws on the books a little archaic, and i will give you an example. we now have live entertainment in san francisco, which allows amplified music until 10:00 p.m. if the conditions has no entertainment, and the entertainment, it also includes this limited live provision. we have determined in the city that this legislation is good -- good legislation. there's no conditional use requirement to have this. a lot of people today want to have food, drink, and be able to have
bureau is one of the leaders of the city and has done so much for the industry and for sf travel. and he is going to tell you about the plans for the moscone center expansion. he has done so much and created the san francisco tourism improvement district in 2009 and that actually is helping fund this whole structure. so i'm just going to let joe dallesandro. [ applause ] >> thank you, mary and it's exciting to unveil the moscone district and master plan. we asked san franciscans a lot of questions about tourist and hospitality and what makes san francisco tick? 98% of san franciscos of believe it's very important. 94% say tourism has a positive impact on the budget of san francisco's city government. 78% say tourism makes san francisco a better place to live. 80% say that san francisco has a healthy balance of tourists and resident activity and 78% believe it's important to update and modernize the moscone center. that 78% is similar to the numbers that we heard for support of the arena. why expand? interestingly moscone is probably the most successful convention center in the united s
: resolution authorizing lease of 255,420 rentable square feet at bayshore boulevard, daly city, california from prolog *f sl.p. for a 20-year term plus two five-year extensions at rent of $2,449,642 with annual increases for san francisco municipal transportation agency's towed car operations and other services. >> for this we have ed with the mta and sinaly. >> good afternoon, ed riskos, transportation director. i want to thank you for shuffling the agenda to accommodate this item, which is of great importance to the agency, which is why i wanted to be here so you could hear from my firsthand about it. what is before you is a resolution that would approve a leaswe have been seeing quite sometime that would solve a number of challenges we are currently facing. therefore it is very important to the agency. we have a wide array of assets in the mta across the city that we use to operator all the modes of transit that we operator, or transportation that we're responsible for, the lion's share which of course is muni. because of the diversity and age and condition of the assets, the real estat
the devastating earthquake, but the rebirth of our city is with us. i have been in all of these other positions where we are always prepared. and we are already engaged in recovery efforts. we were there with a whole staff. we have six we assure you that when the next big event happens, that water system will be there for us to deliver water with that 24 hours. a huge change from depending on this fountain. we are handing it off to generations of youth in the city to understand -- make sure they're prepared. go to our website, it tells you all the things there. iti is about having those items prepared.w we will survive. that is how we get ready and celebrate and honor the people who left us and make sure our city is ready. thank you for being here. congratulations to our survivors. >> very nice job. behind me is a good friend and a great firechief. you go back 106 years. braxton morning. -- good morning. one of the survivors could not be with us. those are amazing changes. it does give us the opportunity to remember what happened. we commemorate those who suffered losses in their lives and hard
another site, is they were able to move more quickly than the city and mta were able to move. we did purchase a site recently for our sustainable street shots. again, did a lease with an option to buy. we were able to convince prologis to have right of first negotiation. they didn't want to sell. they are a real estate investment trust, they just purchased this property last summer so need to gone rate dividends for shareholders. this enables sfmta the time to get our money together to purchase. we would like to purchase before 20 years, no doubt about it. >> again, i appreciate the information and i appreciate the work you've put into . this my question was not what other properties you have looked at but if we have known since 2004 there was a need to move somewhere else, if have known two years, got notice from the port for two years, that's a long time, how it is if we knew we had this need, why is it that someone like that would be able to move in quicker than we? is there something about the way in which the real estate department at the mta approaches its deals that makes it h
honoring our commitment throughout the city whether in the third street bayview corridor, like a bankruptcy, wind down pay off the debt so the tax increment in the series is available for distribution to the taxing entities, city, county, bart, schools. free up the taxes generated for distribution to the other entities. in the case of san francisco we do have a lot at stake. a number of these area plans which the commission approved the board approved as i indicated, made or approved, hunters point, mission bay, trans bay, another obligations that need to be implemented, they are in many cases 30 year plants. mission bay, hald done. trans way, just getting started, going for the terminal, housing production, infrastructure needed along folsom, is getting started, 700 acres still left to be done over the course of 20-30 years. what 1483 did, because it is a separate legal entity, apart from the city and county of san francisco, acknowledged that the surviving obligations and successor agencies in fact are not part of the city and county of san francisco is adopted on february 1. on ju
development and forest city. >> regarding the water front site and the city develop. as you know for the past several months, forest city has been working very hard on the due diligence process for the 25 acres working with them to understand the various soils and water conditions on the site and other information that will feed into for the infrastructure and the plans that they will present to you all at a subsequent meeting. there is also, begun, an extensive out reach program to get feedback from dog pest community and other key stake holders that will also feed into their planning and the eventual plans that they will make available to you. the plans builds on the experience that they have and mixed development throughout the country, but specifically, related to their efforts in san francisco, and their admission and development that has a similar approach and will have a good, prototype for the kind of things that they want to do at the pier 70. >> in addition, i wanted to talk just briefly about the hill site. now the hill site has not been offered for development. we are not moving f
community. so, that was actually a really, really welcome first step by san dusk. the city administrator did negotiate a cba that was brought to the cac in january, and it was approved by the city administrator at the end of january. and this past year san dusk actually negotiated their second round, the second cba. september 20th was the final public hearing on that cba. i'm not sure if the city has signed off on it yet. >> could you talk a little bit, could you summarize the first cba with sandusk what was finally agreed upon? and also the value of the exclusion. >> sure. so, my understanding is that the value -- well, the cba's intention is that 30% of their benefit goes toward providing community benefits. i think the first year san dusk said their benefit amount was $75,000 and their cba actually went above and beyond that amount. but they mainly -- the major thing is they committed to is to host tours and panels for their employees and for the public on things relating to the tenderloin, such as tours, sro tours. they did a lot of work around food justice. they sponso
they not reacted immediately, they would not have been in that position. unfortunately, the way city governments work, if the money is not there and you can't close with very short time frame of due diligence, it is not going to happen. even as you get down the peninsula there are multiple users who would jump at the opportunity to find, one, a building of this size. 250,000 square feet building. two, a building that size on two acres. most will sit on eight acres. so the extra land * ten is driving some of the values up. the transaction james is talking about with dbi was formerly amb building on spruce. they moved into a 177,000 foot portion of an industrial building the sfo -- you know, san francisco's airport operation had leased prior to. their rent is significant more than the rent on this deal is. so the value in the market is there. that deal was negotiated three, four years ago. that lack of supply is what drives value. that is anything in the world. whether it is a commodity, food, precious gems, whatever it is. that is what is driving the value. i understand the concept of let's take
. perhaps that is something that can be worked out between the oakland a's and the city of oakland. a personal note, despite the fact that i have rather bright pink clothing, i am happy to announce that my son and daughter-in-law are expecting a boy in march; my granddaughter will have a little brother. finally more importantly, i did meet with project sponsor a couple of weeks ago in regards to 2830 toledo, i did have a chance to look at the plans and i'm happy to work with the dr requester and project sponsor to forge a compromise that will make it something that the commission can evaluate and find compromise. this will come back in november. i think there's a lot of potential there. >> congratulations. another line of antoninis in san francisco. commissioner woo. >> i want to announce that this saturday is affordable housing day in san francisco. there will be a number of tours. affordable, seniors, partnership between aia and the number of affordable housing developers.anyone that wants to stop by feel free. >> we can move onto directors reports. directors announceme
family oriented housing. we understand there is a housing crisis in the city. there is a baby boom taking lacing our neighborhoodher family unit let's placei hope that you will help us achieve this. i can very much. >> good afternoon commissioners members there was not much to say; we love the project and what it did to the streetscape, at the ground level. will love the design and we notice the on-site bmrs and the .5% parking ratio and strongly endorsed the project. but that is not the point, is it? here we are in a situation where the city spent a decade developing the market/octavia plan saying these are the rules that we want to follow. if you follow these rules the city will look at it with favor. we are skeptical of the bargain. on the one answeredcertain requirements are placed; on the other there is certainty of development. here we are on an appeal of the pmd which is intensely frustrating; this appeal defines the words frivolous and spurious. to appeal an aos is the tail wagging the dog. and at an intersection laid out at the nineteenth century. this project fits
for your investment and your confidence in our city. so i think you have heard, all of you, that twitter moved into the neighborhood. well, they moved in to the market square building this summer. if you ever get a chance, get to the rooftop. i don't know what connections people might have with twitter, just tell them you are a twitter and you can tweet, but i have to get to the rooftop, because if you get up there you will see an iconic view of the city's dome a wonderful city. they are being joined by others and has an ambitious team for the ground floor that includes retail, restaurants and even a grocery store to serve the neighborhood. they are already working on the building behind it on stevenson alley. and across 10th street, crescent heights the big tower is going up as we speak, 750 units of housing for folks who want to move in, beginning late 2013. the emerald fund is also adding 399 units with their project on 100 van ness, transforming what used to be the triple a office building through the interior and facade roimprovements into housing. ladies and gentlemen, the people
the citizens will see when they access our website, and it will match the city's websiteses since this is a city-wide software program. we already renewed all the initial historical data conversion requirements with the vendor. we've got a list of items that we're working on to be able to transfer the nice data migration completely transferred over, more or less. we've also connected the vendor server to build out the gis system currently in planning with all the address and the owner parcel information interfaces. that's also with the city program, the city address database. so, that is already being completed as we speak. and then, of course, we had staff that participated in the user conference that was held in, it was actually product and technical training classes. a lot of our staff attended that. a lot of planning staff attended that. the next steps on the process or on the software is to build -- is for the vendor to actually build the approved change orders into the core configuration system. and then we're going to begin to detail the requirements for the actual screens
association of new york here in new york city are getting taxpayer dollars. yet we don't know if they're actually doing anything with that money. john: its new groups. not the same thing. >> the same directors, the same tax i.d. numbers, the same employee edification numbers. in many cases the same employees >> congress cuts them off and they just change names. >> i can tell you that when i were to the house oversight committee as an investigator we went to the inspector general's office, and an auditor told the committee staff when we found direct evidence of acorn housing misusing federal grant money, the auditor said, look, is $10 million. a $10 million grant. when you're dealing with that little amount of money we don't actually conducted on. as the state of affairs. john: but these are poverty workers. i assume most of them are helping people. there are a few bad apples. but so what if it's the same people. there were not all trying to help the fake punt break the law . >> these organizations are about politics, and that is white special concern if they are getting our tax dollar
our partnership we have with the city and prop h and the childrens' fund and prop a and rainy day and all of the voter approved dollars that we received. you know the monetary resources are amazing, but it also i think speaks to the investment that our larger community and our city is willing to invest in as well, and that's just huge. and lastly in addition to our teachers and our administrators and our parents and students who have worked really hard to help us show the scores as well i really want to thank carlos, our former superintendent who was willing to put himself out there pretty regularly, and fought us on things that were his passion and desires really came out, and i am so appreciative that you're following right behind him richard because it's going to be that passion and commitment that will keep us on track and then lastly just wanting to thank my colleagues for staying focused on and sticks to our strategic plan and i think too that made a huge difference in years past and the strategic plan is really clear. we get to tweak t it gets up grated and we stick to i
buildings and properties in the city which don't pay taxes but use our services and use our roads, put the stress or extra burden on property taxpayers. that is part of the burden they have to bear for being the capital city and some times what the state wants to do doesn't necessarily follow the typical ordnances most businesses and residents have to comply with. city ordinances don't necessarily apply to the state so it can be a fraction point but we try to work through those things and understand the benefits of being the capital city far away from the down side that we have to deal with but the biggest challenge is always jobs and that is true of any community. you have seen what we have to offer. it is a vibrant community and there's a lot going on and a brand-new hospital coming online and brand new courthouse that is a $15 million project and the commerce center down the road that is the major construction. we are going to have a big construction project on the interstate that will make traffic move better and commercial development going on in this city and in the census w
. supervisor campos said it. it is great to hear from the brokers but i would rather hear from the city and county in terms of our best interest. that is kind of what i'm looking for over the next week. i'm curious. maybe this is a separate issue because we are not raising tow fees and lease, i'm assuming auto return will stay the same. what we are looking at there, is there consideration for increasing tow? i'm curious actually as to what our tow dollars bring to operating costs for muni. if we have the highest tow cost in the country, is that subsidizing any of our services at all? we get ton ofs of complaints about the cost of towing versus new york city, et cetera, et cetera. i have always understood it that that subsidizes some of our front-line services like muni. maybe i'm wrong about that. but if we are spending this amount on real estate, i just want to get a sense of that cost benefit analysis. >> thank you, supervisor kim. i am supportive of the continuance one week. i thank all the folks here today. not an easy one. thank you to the brokers, prologis and mta staff for being
crippled our city, society and humaniy. alike to i would like to invite you to read with us at 4070 farrell. thank you for your work. additional public comment? >> david -- i do not fill out a speaker card. i want to recognize brian smith and his good work for the department. he left last thursday due to family employment situation. he was the it manager for city planning. he did a great job responding to public requests, managing operations and doing a lot of the things that made your work possible in the work of the other planners. i want to thank him publicly for his good work and i look forward to filling that position with someone hopefully nearly as capable as that is even possible. thank you. >> any additional general public comment? seeing then we will onto the next item. >> commissioners you are now at public comment on agenda items where the public hearing has been closed. at this time members of the public may address you on item 6 on your calendar; it has been heard in the public hearing, the public was allowed to testify, and the hearing was closed. before you
transit first vision, and some fo the city's -- poor people choose transit or bicycling for their transit.as an example of the what would it take exercise, lisa the findings of the city's climate action planthese plants are ambitions; with spec expect to have 64.3 billion through 2040 two invest in transportation programs. does not keep up with the system we have today. we have about 9.5 billion committed to projects that are already underway, prioritized in the rtp; these are commitments that are significant improvement in include projects in the construction such as presidio parkway in the central subway, also the downtown extension of caltrans, caltrain electrification as part of the package. there remains a little over this 3 billion in discretionary funds that we need to spread over other needs; new operations, raising the level of repair, programs. by programs i mean day-to-day types of transportation investments that the public is really interesting in when we do a call for projects; every one of two is a response to the call such as more safety, more cr
of central market are yet to come. this is the story of san francisco, a city of innovators, entrepreneurs, risk-takers and doing who look together and work together to make it happen. this is what san francisco is about. this is why i don't get any rest. this is why you don't want get any rest. we want to continue making san francisco the best city in the world. thank you very much for working with all of us. [ applause ] >> thank you mayor lee. what a great tour. i think everybody who hasn't, get out and do this on foot and you can really see the dramatic difference. so now let's take a look at the office market and maybe a little at residential and there is actually an office building underway. tishman spire is the person who will tell us about. so quickly carl is responsible for the portfolio in the san francisco bay area, which is really the whole garet greater bay area and was closely involved in two signature projects over seeing the development of the infinity, 650-unit condominium project and 555 mission, which is the 55,000 square feet building already bottle. and now tishman
for cities plan that we have not seen yet. but, we have enough of the sense of directions that they are going in that we can begin to start that dialogue between the planning department and the port staff, and oewd and the developers and so, yes, that coordination is going on. >> okay, we are clearly pier 70 is a very, very important development for the port and it is obviously a combination of things, open space, historic buildings and the forecity development and so we will be watching it and hearing the progress rment report and how we will go forward with a lot of interest. >> i want to say that this is a very exciting project and there will be a lot of work that has to go into it, but i want to make sure that we take the dae into consideration and make sure whatever they are doing there they are in line with because our ship repair is very important to us. but this is exciting, it is going to be a whole new community and i am looking forward to working with everyone. >> thank you. >> okay. >> item 9 c, request approval of a fightal mitigated negative declaration and aden um, and the jeff
with student government on city college of san francisco and i also just have an immense desire to see a lot more transportation improvements in the balboa park corridor. i have a great relationship with john avalos, supervisor avalos and i continue to work with trustee issues. that is the bulk of where a lot of riders are. we need a light rail [speaker not understood]. the second highest transportation [inaudible] outside of downtown. so, that's why i submit my application for seats 1, 2, 3 or 4. i think i'm eligible for all four of those. thank you. >> thank you, mr. walker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is henry kabane. he did submit an application already. before i tell you a little bit about myself, i just want to echo what supervisor elsbernd said about dan weaver. he is awe inspiring, a legendary neighborhood advocate and he would do wonders on this committee. a little bit about myself. i'm a practicing attorney in san francisco. i live in westwood park. i have a son who is now a sophomore at [speaker not understood] high school just adjacent to the balboa park station. i
. >> a violent night in oakland, what we learned about three separate shootings in the city, and who is now being questioned by the police. >> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now. this is ktvu. >> welcome to mornings on two. >> a loss of events going on in the bay area, let's get it started with meteorologist rosemary, who is live with a look at what kind of weather to expect. especially in the city. >> absolutely. good morning, little change, that means a sun and cloud combo this morning. mid-40s to mid-50s. for the afternoon, just a very slight cool-down for some neighborhoods, and in the extended forecast, a chance for some rain, i will show you what to expect in detail for your saturday, and i'll have the future cast model and the possibility of rain coming up. >>> another quite news, i 880 is back open after a chain reaction accident left a woman dead and eight hurt. it happened on southbound 880 in free month around 1:00 a.m. the chp says a 49-year-old woman lost control and hit the center divide, moments later, drunk driver slapped into her control. he wasn't her, but the wom
nevada city. i told him what i was doing and he was consciencious. he had a stack of clippings about what the new deal had done in his area and walked around while he showed me sidewalks and parks and schools and gardens and camps that had been done. he said, i didn't notice. then he became mayor. it's exactly the kind of thing we want. this is or was the living new deal site about a couple months ago. it's much denser now. san francisco county is the best documented of all the california counties. we think that all of california will look like san francisco now. when you begin putting in the work of the civilian conservation core, you find it's everywhere. we are talking about a lot of agencies. roosevelt loved building things. he was the lord of the manor at hyde park. it shows roosevelt in his convertible. if you visit there, you could see he could drive using the upper part of his body. he's pointing to the plans of the hyde park. he was quite a passable architect. once he became president, he was able to build a lot more. even though henry loose was generally opposed to roosevelt. we
and bars and vendors, the city getting ready for postseason baseball. >> 24 hours from now, oriole park at camden yards will be the center of baltimore's attention as the orioles face the yankees in game one of the american league division series, 6:15 sunday night. local companies from print shops to retail shops were busy putting out merchandise like these t-shirts. a war up all night basically working to get them to the stores. -- they were working all night basically to get them to the stores. >> last night, it was crazy. i have not slept at all. we're just getting ready for today. we knew that it would be crazy before we got here. 7:00 in the morning, people are already waiting. we opened up at 8:00, we opened early, and we will probably stay late. >> we were there last night when the fans went nuts after the orioles recorded their final out against the rangers. of course, celebration it and sued and outside of these merchants. i was -- the celebration in sudan outside of these merchants. i was told they will not have any official alds orioles- yankees shirts. you can only get thos
have two fetish fares in san francisco. there are only three other cities in the world that do that. new york, toronto, and berlin. i have been to all three and they are not nearly the same size as well we produced, or nearly as diverse. what we are always thinking about is what we are offering people that is so quintessentially san francisco that we get -- it cannot be gotten anywhere else. we are also told the switching of the entertainment this year. we have dance areas where the slides used to be. i think that for us it is about making sure that people, even if they came to san francisco in particular five years ago, that they are not experiencing the fight -- the same thing. it speaks to one of the priorities. the never-ending city. or something. i do not remember, exactly, but it is the same basic concept. even if you come here several times over and over, you will not have the same experience. as we do that, enhancing certain things. live stages have big-name bands. headlining the folsom street fair, people are now looking forward to our entertainment in ways they did not 10
-- [indiscernible] 3018 california street. posing a major challenge for families in the city the saldos's home at 3014 has been configured as a single-family home for as long as we live next to it. i admire the saldos for seeking to legalize the status of their home. >> any additional public any additional public comment? the public comment portion is closed. >> i am reading a book about the earthquake, is appropriate because it deals with housing stock. this home was built in the 1890s, it was a stick style victorian home with two floors, appropriate size for families, as with most construction of victorians away from the immediate downtown area because people wisely knew that if they had large families they needed more space than they would have on the one floor with it 25 foot frontage allowed; when they did built these they built them with enough room for bedrooms and other features on the upper floor. other thing that i found was very interesting; i don't know if the project sponsor brought this up or not but in his report, some of the building habits are not as good and fires can start
will not be alone. a million extra people are expected to flood the city as well and their cars. this is a live look. lit up for the giants. it is peaceful right now, sure, but it will be a different story tomorrow with a bunch of events going on. you've heard about this. earlier today, the gridlock and as you have been expecting the same this weekend. some people are calling it the world series of transportation. the city has activated their emergency operation center, the best way to get in and out of the city, don't drive, take public transportation. >>> here's what's on tap just tomorrow. you've got fleet week, america's cup, the giants are playing. all along the water front. add to that the hardly strictly bluegrass festival in the park. plus cal and stanford are playing and two big concerts on either side of the bay. >>> some people are cashing in on all that extra traffic. all you need is a driveway. >> there are times i thought boy, i should rent out my driveway. but the whole mechanic of the thing, exchanging money, all that, it was too much to deal with. >> you know, local neighbors are li
out to you there is a list of the 15 official schools that are participating in the city's safe routes to school program and there are contact people and the start times of those schools so you can figure out where the closest school for you to meet up and walk in with the students if possible. i know mr. yee will be with us at the city central event at buena vista haraceman and ms. mendoza can testify it's really fun, and i wanted to let you know this year we're celebrating a big victory. walk sf has had a campaign over the last couple of years and we had success this year because san francisco is now as of this april the first city in the state to have expanded safer school zones city wide so 181 school there is are 15 miles per hours speed zones and the police are out enforcing them and will see next wednesday and that is far more than any other city in the state. the city that started this has five 15-mile an hour zones so we really -- >> [inaudible] >> yeah. exactly. and other cities are looking to san francisco now to follow our lead and so i hope you will drive carefully on
gathered in the city for a little bit of music, some baseball, and activities. we have crews throughout the city. let's begin with monti francis. he is along the waterfront. hello, monti. >> reporter: good afternoon, the blue angels took to the sky just about 15 minutes ago. for many spectators, this is what they came to see. in fact, many of these folks staked out their spots this morning. we started with the parade of ships as vessels from the u.s. navy and u.s. coast guard came under the golden gate bridge and into the bay. that was followed by the air show at 12:30, including some impressive of air ak crow bat icks. spectators were also wowed by a b-2 stealth bomber. the weather cooperated beautifully, viewing was clear as can be and not al at all hindered by the fog as in the case in years past. >> just makes you really proud to be an american and san franciscan and to be out here, just -- i just got shivers. just beautiful. great day. >> the planes are awesome. it's a great time, a lot of people out here. it's really fun. good times. >> reporter: and fleet week is a joint traditio
with information is urged to call the city police the police are trying to figure out the circumstances found in a body. the body was discovered around 3 this afternoon inside the bathroom of the restaurant. the authorities shut down the lobby during the investigation. it is unclear how the person died. baltimore county police and fire officials are investigating the case of arson. a female firefighter fell to the first floor battling the flames investigators say they found a key points of origin where the fire started and say that an accelerant was used to spread the fire. the home was burglarized before it was set on fire. the person or persons responsible stole a television, and a dvd player, and then took off with the 2006 luxury suv 4 584m126 is the license plate. if you have any information, you can call the police at the county hot line. in ocean city, firefighters battle a to alarm fire at a restaurant that shut down route 50 in both directions. this happened just before 7:00 in west ocean city. officials say they encountered heavy flames. people were inside at the time of the fire, b
grading system is gaining support in baltimore city hall. >> that system would change the way city health officials inspect restaurants and bars by shining letter grades that would be posted in full view of customers. we give you a closer look. >> over jimmy's, the lunch rush is in full swing. not much has changed since the owner's family opened the place in the late '40s, so when asked about a new proposal by the city to assign grades to restaurants and bars concerning their city health inspections, he told us, why change the system that already works? >> the health department does their inspections. they do a good job of it. if a place should be closed down, it's closed down. i don't see what letter grades on the front really mean in reality. >> the bottom line is is the citizens deserve to know the conditions of the places they choose to eat. right now in the city they cannot do that. >> the idea comes from brandon scott and has full support from the city council. he said he got the idea after a number of complaints from his district at a recent trip to north carolina where all of the
. about five years ago he purchased this restaurant and he went to the city building inspectors. he looked it over. he remodeled a bathroom to make it handicap accessible but they forgot to mention a two-inch lip. so, a year ago he was sued. he had to sell his business [speaker not understood]. the sad part about it is his two little kids he's trying to support and a family. so, i just wanted to kind of let you know this is a personal matter for people. and anything that you can do to help the small businesses without deterring people that are handicapped, if it's your power, do so. thank you. >> thank you. >>> good morning, commission, [speaker not understood], acting deputy director. as far as in-house cat training we were trying to get cat training for nearly eight months. the following year we had to get three vendors. we had two, but we need three for the controller [speaker not understood] to get three comparable bids because it is very expensive. we just recently got that and we should be getting approval in the near future for training for cats. we hope it will be within two months
that i come to know and love this city and its park and come to know my neighbors in my neighborhood all the better. i have experienced in many volunteer positions, including volunteering with the san francisco public schools and also with the humane society. i trained one dog colley to be a pet therapy dog and we went to a nursing home regularly and spread canine joy. i am interested in this position because i would like to be a voice for my neighbors, my community for our pets, and also for the wildlife that also come to appreciate more and more thanks to our dogs and spending time in the park. the birds and coyotes and other animals as far as issues that concern me specifically, i don't know what positions have been or things have been before you recently. there is certainly a balance between the want and desires of dog owners, all pet owners and mainly families with young children. i think that our city is big enough and beautiful enough to allow everyone the space and freedom to enjoy it as i do with my family. so, again, thank you for your consideration and for your time. >> thank
in caracas -- on the surface, a to could be any city in the world, but after nearly a decade and a half of revolution, young people here care about more than fun. they are very politically engaged. >> i am sure that young people will vote for chavez on sunday, a vote for the candidate who has our best interest in hard. and he is attending a campaign event with the sports minister, handing out equipment to society's underprivileged. he wants the social programs introduced during the revolution to continue. >> the challenge for us young people is to move forward with the revolution. also for the sake of the next generation. >> chavez is promising to continue the path to socialism. he has already nationalized the oil industry, pouring in from into programs for the poor -- pouring in come from the programs -- >> but others have already given up on ghavez -- chavez and his fight for the less fortunate. the challenger has made the rapidly rising crime rate his main issue. >> we do not want to live like this, with violence and out of control crime. >> of venezuela is considered one of the most
hispanic people. a lot of times they travel throughout the under. they go from city to city, much like these are doing. when there's chinese nationals, they are difficult for us to identify and by the time we identify them they are off into another town. that is why like on the ones we were able to identify and arrest at airport, boston had a couple of warrants for them. they had been in new york, then they are gone. it is a very complicated investigation. it is an investigation we are working on. the f.b.i. has a parallel investigation. the special victim's unit meets frequently and they exchange information with the f.b.i. on this case so we have a little broader reach nationwide and we can be more successful in prosecution and identification of the suspects. that is kind of where we are at. the bigiest success has been the outreach, just getting the word out to the population that this is going on and to please be careful. not only to the potential victims but captain tom has gone to the banks. especially the chinese banks, those frequented by chinese people saying if you have an el
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